Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 37: The Fruit of the Spirit …

How does the Spirit of God manifest itself through us? Often we think that to witness means to speak up in defense of God. This idea can make us very self-conscious. We wonder where and how we can make God the topic of our conversations and how to convince our families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues… Continue reading Desert Day 37: The Fruit of the Spirit …

Interreligious, Quotes

Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open. — Hazrat Inayat Khan   When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks… Continue reading Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 16: A Season of Mercy and Love …

The word kindness has a gentle sound that seems to echo the presence of compassionate goodness. When someone is kind to you, you feel understood and seen. There is no judgment or harsh perception directed toward you. Kindness has gracious eyes; it is not small-minded or competitive; it wants nothing back for itself. Kindness strikes… Continue reading Advent Day 16: A Season of Mercy and Love …

Interreligious, Quotes

A Day of Silence Can Be A Pilgrimage In Itself …

We were both silent, each waiting for the other to speak, but speech is not the only means of understanding between two souls.  It is not the syllables that come from lips and tongues that bring hearts together. There is something greater and purer than what the mouth utters. Silence illuminates our souls, whispers to… Continue reading A Day of Silence Can Be A Pilgrimage In Itself …

Quotes

Silence Is The Presence Of Everything …

Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything. — Gordon Hempton from One Square Inch of Silence Our silence creates space to listen. Our listening creates space to take notice. Our noticing creates space for amazement. It is our amazement that gives us the energy to create change, whether that be in… Continue reading Silence Is The Presence Of Everything …